The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 17 Aug - The Lutras
Sat 24 Aug - Rock Bottom (UK)
Sat 19 Oct - Maiden Scotland
Fri 25 Oct - Blackmore's Blood
Fri 1 Nov - Atom Heart Floyd
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 27 Jul
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk
Saturday 27 July
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 17 August
The LutrasThe Lutras

British Rock foursome The Lutras formed in Dumfries, Scotland in 2016. Two years hitting the live circuit playing over three hundred shows to impassioned audiences across the UK, has seen The Lutras master their live set, build a strong fanbase and forged their very own unique sound which sits somewhere between Rock and Pop.
Ben Clements (Vocals / Guitar), Danny Heron (Bass),Thomas Gillan (Guitar) & Finlay Maxwell (Drums) connected over a common Influence of 60’s/70’s rock. The sound was built on a mutual love of 60’s, big choruses, but it’s certainly not without its pop elements with comparisons to artists like the The Faces, Eagles, and Paulo Nutini.
Clements & Heron’s songwriting displays fine examples of their influences on debut single ‘Run & Hide’ released on 22nd November ’18. The first release has seen the bands fanbase grow from strength to strength with a sell out 350 cap hometown show at The Venue(Dumfries) in December to a sold out support slot with Vida at Liquid rooms, Edinburgh (800cap).
The band are currently locked away writing and recording demos to take into the studio with Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, The Lapelles) with at least two new singles planned for release this year. The next few months see the band tour all over the UK hitting Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle & Manchester. Eden Festival, Electric Fields, Dogfest and many other festivals to be announced.


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 24 August
Rock Bottom (UK)Rock Bottom (UK)

A Tribute to the music of UFO

ROCK BOTTOM (UK) was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group. Bringing together timeless hard rock anthems from the "Strangers In The Night" and "One Night In Budokan" live albums, Rock Bottom blend quality musicianship, driving on-stage energy and authentic tones from that magical 70's and early 80's era.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 19 October
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 25 October
Blackmore's BloodBlackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 1 November
Atom Heart FloydAtom Heart Floyd

Made up of four core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, Atom Heart Floyd aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 9 November
Perfect StrangersPerfect Strangers

After a near 2 decade hiatus West Cumbrian Deep Purple tribute band Perfect Strangers reformed in 2010 to play initially in their home patch. Original Members Dave Brough and Ian Snodden re-started the band bringing in Mike Ames on keys, Jimmy Bell on bass and Jonathan Gash on drums; quickly finding their groove the band draw the audience into their world due in large part to their uncanny likeness to the classic rock of the Ian Gillan MKII era Purple.
Perfect Strangers are returning to the Venue to share an evening of hard rock - a music about which they are passionate!



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 16 November
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.